Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Curio Cabinet - CTD720

Hello, crafty friends! Today I’m sharing my card for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge where the colors are sage green, black, kraft and copper. After seeing the colors and inspiration photo, I immediately thought of using The Greetery’s Curio dies to create my card.
This was the first time using the Curio Dies as I’ve just recently acquired them and although I can honestly say this card took me quite a bit of time, I’m actually pleased at how it turned out (I don’t always feel that way).
I started out by die cutting with the Curio: Spring Findings die. I die cut the nest from dark brown and kraft card stock and the eggs from white. Next I die cut the feather, snail and branch with spring blossom from white card stock. After that I used the Curio: Summer Findings die and die cut the butterflies from more white card stock and the fern and greenery including the leaves for the nest from sage green card stock.
Once almost all of my pieces were die cut, I used some distress oxide ink to add definition to my die cut pieces. On the eggs I used antique linen and on the nest walnut stain and black soot. On the greenery and leaves I used some Stampin’ Up always artichoke ink and on the orange pieces like the butterflies and snail I used pumpkin pie and cajun craze. I also watered down some black soot distress ink and added splatters on the butterflies, snail, feather, nest and blossom branch.
I used the Curio: Divider & Details Die and die cut the frame twice from kraft card stock, once to glue onto black card stock and another to hinge and lift like the photo above. I also used the Curio:Cover Die to die cut the frame using kraft card stock which I then blended on some walnut stain and vintage photo distress oxide ink. The hinge and latch pieces as well as the paperclip were all die cut from metallic copper card stock.
For my sentiment, I used the Curio: Labels Stamp Set and stamped the happy birthday onto one of the banners that I die cut from the Curio: Divider & Details die.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
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Nancy said...

Had to come by and tell you how fabulous this card is! WOW!!

Karen said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it!